Exterior Door, Portal-Trellis

Initially the client had water infiltration through the roof valley. Additionally the client was unhappy with the front door and wanted to make it more inviting.
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Close up view of water damaged area caused by insufficient water drainage and back up. The roof valley was allowing water infiltration around the trim and inside the foyer. The gutter and scupper where enlarged before my work could begin. Photo credits; David Orozco
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Additionally the client was unhappy with the main entrance. She wanted to make this entry more inviting. Photo credits; David Orozco
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My solution was to create an exterior room with a cozy nest like feeling and a sturdy bench to enjoy the view. This neighborhood is a friendly walking area. Photo credits; David Orozco
“Front porch” — petiteme
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I basicaly extruded the arch shape of the portal trim with the trellis purlins creating a symmetry yet below I created an asymmetry with the vertical trellis panel on one side and a sturdy bench on the other. Photo credits; David Orozco
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Photo credits; David Orozco
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Intersection of the column and beam and laminated arch-bow. Here I've created sufficient openings to allow the column to breathe eliminating trapped moisture. In addition there is a lot of stress at this intersection so I built a truss-rod using all-thread and a heavy schedule L copper pipe. Photo credits; David Orozco
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Photo credits; David Orozco
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Cetol Dek Finish 045 Mahogany Photo credits; David Orozco
“Cetol Dek Finish 045 Mahogany” — gail williams
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Symmetry, Asymmetry. Here you can also see additional openings at the beam fronts allowing them to breathe eliminating trapped moisture. Laminated arch-bow under tention with truss-rod. Photo credits; David Orozco
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